When evaluating pitchers, most of the focus ends up on strikeout percentage (K%) and walk percentage (BB%) – and for good reason.
These two stats give us a good idea of a pitcher's baseline skills and overall value.
This week, I am going to look beyond those metrics and examine batted ball data, specifically, groundball percentage (GB%) and infield flyball percentage (IFFB%). I will show the normal ranges for these types of batted balls, and look at a few pitchers at the extreme ends of the spectrum.
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